Martin Luther King

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The Mountaintop review – Martin Luther King meets his match in a motel room
Ntombizodwa Ndlovu is spellbinding in Katori Hall’s intriguing drama about an imaginary meeting between King and a maid

Arifa Akbar

04, Oct, 2021 @6:44 AM

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Pennsylvania school district reverses ban on books by authors of colour
The Central York school board has gone back on its decision to bar a list of titles by or about people of colour from being used as educational resources

Alison Flood

22, Sep, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Washington voting rights march marks Martin Luther King anniversary
Nearly 60 years after the I Have a Dream speech, crowds came to the capital again to protest attacks on minority rights

Ankita Rao in Washington

28, Aug, 2021 @8:25 PM

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Pervis Staples, Staple Singers co-founder, dies aged 85
The gospel group singer embraced secular music with great success and helped soundtrack the civil rights movement

Laura Snapes

13, May, 2021 @11:57 AM

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Xernona Clayton: the civil rights legend who befriended a KKK leader – and changed his mind
An extraordinary activist, she fought for integrated hospitals, helped organise the March on Washington and became the first Black TV presenter in the south

Steve Rose

28, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The invention of whiteness: the long history of a dangerous idea
The long read: Before the 17th century, people did not think of themselves as belonging to something called the white race. But once the idea was invented, it quickly began to reshape the modern world

Robert P Baird

20, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Justin Bieber: Justice review – tone-deaf pop posturing
Bieber hits a new low with this tone-deaf set of gushing love songs overlaid with the words of Martin Luther King Jr

Kitty Empire

21, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The women who shaped Malcolm X
Around the anniversary of his death, we spoke to the civil rights icon’s daughter about the women who were a vital influence on him

Aina J Khan

26, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Claudette Colvin: the woman who refused to give up her bus seat – nine months before Rosa Parks
It was a spring afternoon in 1955 when a teenager’s spontaneous act of defiance changed US history. Why did it take 40 years for her to get any credit?

Oliver Laughland

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'We still have a choice': Bernice King calls for non-violent activism in dangerous time
Minister and daughter of Martin Luther King Jr warns against violence both physical and spoken amid pandemic, racism and insurrection

Guardian staff and agencies

18, Jan, 2021 @11:07 PM

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MLK/FBI review – state-sanctioned harassment of a hero
This clever documentary explores the security service’s tireless attempts to discredit Martin Luther King

Simran Hans

16, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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MLK/FBI review – startling study of the war against Martin Luther King
This documentary throws the bureau’s appalling dirty-tricks campaign into sharp focus but is frustratingly reticent on other, more contentious issues

Peter Bradshaw

14, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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